Don Cox wrote:
> In my opinion they should be transferred in stereo for the same reason -
> it is easier for the brain to separate the noise from the music.
> The converse effect was heard on most vinyl transfers from 78s, where
> the "noise reduction" was just a hard top cut. The noise is then very
> hard to separate from the music (which also loses its higher
Yes! That is the idea -- an accurate noise print makes it easier for
noise reduction algorithms (which treat different types of noise) to
separate the noise from the signal.
And I also agree about stereo. This provides more information on both
sides of the track which may be used for future restoration.